Life Begins At The End Of Your Comfort Zone

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I have written other times about how you gain strength through adversity. How you need to have stress added to your current situation to become stronger. If we look at that with a running analogy you would say something like…

Running an easy mile at a 11 minute pace everyday for a year won’t make you a better 5K runner. What will make you a better 5K runner is pushing yourself and adding distance and eventually push even farther by adding speed with that new distance. Over time the stress you are adding to your workout will make you a stronger runner. Staying at the same comfortable 11 min pace, 1 mile each day doesn’t make you a stronger runner. It can only maintain you at the level you are already.

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IS FEAR REALLY THE ENEMY?

Other side of fearFear has come up as a topic in my circles several times over the last few weeks. I have been told FEAR IS A LIAR and I believe that to be true. Fear convinces us that things are worse than reality. That we are more hopeless than we truly are or that there is no reason to continue. Any one of those statements can put someone into a tailspin that will rob joy from their life. If you believe the lie that those are all facts then you have let fear rob you of all sorts of joy. Continue reading IS FEAR REALLY THE ENEMY?

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It’s Tough Mudder Contest Time!

Tough MudderI have talked about this for way too long. It is time to get it done. Run Richmond has a team that will be running the June 3rd Tough Mudder Half at Kentucky Speedway. We strongly believe in community and doing things together so we decided to make it easy for some of you to join us. Trent and I will be covering the cost of two people to join our team. We already have close to 10 people on our team and more will just make it better.

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It’s Not How You Start That Matters

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The statement “It’s not how you start that matters” could fit into so many different situations. We all know that how you finish is so much more important than how we start. That counts for relationships, weight loss, races and so many other areas. I agree 100% with the common finish to that statement…It’s How You Finish That Matters Most. But, I do question the idea that is being insinuated; how you start certainly does matter.

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Getting Fit With Get Fit Athletic Club – HYDRATION

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Hello, Run Richmond community members! My name is Leanne Horn and I am a certified personal trainer and nutritionist at Get Fit Athletic Club here in Richmond, KY. It is a pleasure to make your acquaintance! I have been given the wonderful opportunity to discuss topics related to fitness, nutrition, and overall healthy living with your online community. With no further delay let’s get started!

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The Only Thing Missing is U

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We can go through life and push on with determination and grit to battle whatever comes before us. If you are a strong willed person you may even be able to win some battles and feel like you are in a pretty good place. In reality though, no matter how many wins you have; if you are fighting on your own you will never win the war. We need community! We need people that will fight with us. People that will push us. People that will lift us up when we are weak. This applies to every area of our life.

So many of us look ourselves in the mirror and get frustrated. Maybe it’s frustration at how we have let our health slip. Maybe it’s frustration about the sadness we see in the mirror. There are a million different things that can cause us to have that frustration. Any single one can cause us to feel lost and helpless. When you are fighting trying to feel positive in different areas at the same time it can feel like you have the weight of the world on your shoulders. No one can carry the weight of the world on their own. We must have community.

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Cool Shirts and Great Sponsors

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Just when I think we are done and ready to move past sponsorships we get more good news. There are a few things that almost all runners agree on. T-shirts are great, if they are good ones. Sure there are a few of you out there that would say you have enough shirts and would prefer to never get another shirt at a race. Those people are few and far between. Most people want a great race shirt. Most people decide if it is a great shirt based one thing before anything else. How the shirt feels!

Sure you need a good design, sure it needs to be a good shirt color, but even if you have both of those and the shirt feels cheap and itchy then nobody is going to wear it. Run Richmond likes getting good shirts for our races. We actually refuse to not have a really soft, well designed shirt. Soft shirts are expensive, luckily we have friends in the t-shirt business.

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Sponsorships Keep Coming

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The race is 23 days away and the sponsorships just keep coming. I think it’s important for runners to realize that there is a reason the sponsors want to be part of the Water To Wine 5K Vineyard Run…it’s going to be a great event that will put you in a great mood and sponsors want to be part of that warm and fuzzy feeling. This is not your normal 5K. We are offering more than you normally get at a 5K in perks and in venue. That is one reason that I think our next sponsor has decided to jump in as a Gold Sponsor. Continue reading Sponsorships Keep Coming